Power Game NotesMay 8, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) West Virginia Power
Game 32 | May 78 2012 | NewBridge Bank Park | Greensboro, NC
Radio: ESPN Radio 104.5 FM & 1490 and wvpower.com Air Time- 12:15 p.m.
RH Nick Kingham (1-1, 8.24) vs. RH Jose Urena (2-1, 3.79)
Kingham: Allowed 4 R on 5 H with 5 K and 2 BB over 5.0 IP in 5/03 Win @ ASH (8-5 Power)
Urena: Allowed 3 R on 7 H with 2 K and 0 BB over 3.1 IP in 5/03 ND vs. HIC (7-2 Grasshoppers)
POWER REPLAY: West Virginia lost 6-3 on Monday night at Greensboro. The Hopper created a 6-0 lead over the first eight innings before the Power cracked the shutout in the ninth. Zack Dodson pitched five innings for West Virginia, allowing three runs on five hits. Reliever Mike Jefferson surrendered three runs on three hits over the seventh an eighth innings combined. In the ninth, Willy Garcia's third hit, a three-run home run, cut into the deficit but the West Virginia offense would not plate anyone else.
KINGHAM FOR A DAY: Nick Kingham will takethe mound for the Power today at Greensboro. The right-hander is coming off his first of the season, an 8-5 win last Thursday at Asheville. Kingham pitched five innings for the second straight outing. So far this season, the former fourth round pick has pitched once during daylight hours, tossing four innings of three hit ball in a 4/15 no decision against Greenville at Appalachian Power Park.
MARVELOUS MAY SO FAR: Willy Garcia is batting .379 over seven games this month with four home runs and 10 runs batted in. During 22 games in April, the left-fielder batted .214 with two homers and 16 runs batted in. Garcia's average has climbed to .257 over the last seven games.
STOPPED: Jose Osuna and Kirk Singer each went hitless on Monday and saw their hitting streaks end at seven and six games, respectively. Osuna batted .385 with ten hits over his last 26 at bats prior to an 0-3 evening. Singer hit .318 over his six game streak with five runs batted in.
SEE YOU LATER GREENSBORO: West Virginia will conclude itsfinal series against Greensboro during the first half of the season with a day contest this afternoon. The Power lead the all-time series with the Hoppers 57-43 dating back to 2005, though the Grasshoppers won the 2011 series 10-9. The Power hold a 31-19 edge at home in this series despite two losses last weekend and also lead 26-24 at NewBridge Bank Park.
EXTRA EXTRA: West Virginia is now 1-1 in games that go to extra innings. The Power won 3-2 in 10 innings on April 13 on a walk-off wild pitch in their only other bonus baseball affair prior to Sunday at Greensboro.
FUESSER DOESN'T FACTOR: Sunday's start was the sixth no decision in six starts for Zac Fuesser. The southpaw has pitched 26 total innings this season, but has not earned a win or loss in any 2012 appearance yet.
LAUNCHING LONG BALLS AGAIN: West Virginia hitters had knocked 11 home runs over the first 11 games of the season before delving into a homerless drought spanning eight games. Over the last 12, however, the power game has reemerged with ten home runs (including five by Willy Garcia).
PROMO UPDATE- MAY 10: The Power will host their first Thirsty Thursday Concert Series on May 10 at Appalachian Power Park. Rubber Soul, a Beatles tribute band, will perform immediately following West Virginia's series opener against the Charleston RiverDogs.
POWER POINTS: The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday that reliever Trent Stevenson has been placed on the Voluntary Retired List... New Method will perform a post-game concert on May 11 during Faith and Family Night..
AROUND THE ORGANIZATION: Pittsburgh was idle on Monday and opens a three game series against Bryce Harper and the Washington nationals tonight at PNC Park... Indianapolis blanked Lehigh Valley 4-0... Altoona was off Monday and hosts Bowie tonight... Bradenton doubled up Tampa 10-5.
ON THE AIR: All 140 West Virginia Power games can be heard on ESPN 104.5 FM and 1490 AM in Charleston, WV, across the state on the Power Radio Network, and online at milb.com. Adam Marco will call the action for each of the 70 home games this season, while the home team will provide coverage while the Power are on the road.
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